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The Complete Guide to Window Styles: From Traditional to Modern

The Complete Guide to Window Styles: From Traditional to Modern


Are you currently window shopping? Do you want to change the style of your home without having to make drastic changes? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Homeowners are always looking for ways to improve their home’s aesthetic, whether adding beautiful garden beds each spring, repainting the decks and the shutters, pressure washing the exterior, etc. A great way to drastically change a home’s aesthetic without breaking the bank is to install new windows.


There are plenty of window styles to choose from, whether your home is modern, traditional, farmhouse, boho, or any other unique style. If you want to upgrade your home windows and are curious about window styles and which is best for your home, continue reading as we present a complete guide to window styles!



Traditional Window Styles

From picture windows to bay windows, there are plenty of traditional window styles to choose from that are timeless and perfect for your home:


Picture Windows

Like a piece of art hung on a wall, picture windows are often fixed and don’t open for airflow. They are excellent options for homes with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains or other picturesque scenery. Picture windows allow you and your guests to admire an unobstructed view of the outdoors while offering energy-efficient benefits. Because they don’t open to allow airflow, they’re sealed tightly and have high energy efficiency ratings.

Picture windows are wonderful for traditional homes like colonial, cape code, or ranch-style homes. They’ll add beauty to your traditional home, never clashing with your style.


Casement Windows

Unlike most window styles, casement windows are fixed to the sides of the window frames, opening either right or left instead of vertically. They have a hand crank that can be twisted to open or close the window and a very tight seal when closed and locked. Because they have such a tight seal when closed and locked, casement windows are an excellent option for homeowners who want superior energy efficiency benefits. They eliminate drafty windows and offer protection from the harshest weather conditions and high winds, making them a great choice for homes in and around Lynchburg

Dating back to the Victorian era, casement windows are neutral, meaning they’ll pair perfectly with any home style. However, they look stunning in older homes that want to preserve a more traditional style.


Bay Windows

Does your traditional home have a picturesque view of farmland or the Blue Ridge Mountains? If so, you’ll want to consider installing bay windows to enhance your view and bring natural light into your home. Bay windows consist of three windows with a center window and two side panels that give a panoramic view of the outdoors rather than a flat view.

Bay windows look wonderful in any kitchen or living room but pair perfectly with traditional homes like Tudor, Victorian, or ranch-style homes.


Double-Hung Windows

If you want to improve the ventilation in your traditional-style home, consider installing double-hung windows. Unlike single-hung windows with one moving sash, double-hung windows have two sashes that move in a single frame. Double-hung windows allow you to slide the bottom sash up and the top sash down and offer excellent airflow. They aren’t the most energy-efficient option since they don’t have as tight of a seal as casement windows, but are great for craftsman and prairie-style homes.


Modern Window Styles

Is your home a newer build? Is it older but you’re trying to give it a modern facelift? Here are some modern window styles that will work perfectly with your style:


Awning Windows

If you want to improve the ventilation in your home while adding a modern twist, consider installing awning windows. Unlike traditional windows that open vertically, or casement windows that crank open, awning windows open outward. The bottom sash is left open, allowing air to flow through the home. A great benefit of awning windows is that you can open them in a rainstorm to hear the calming sound. 

Awning windows work great with clean lines and add a beautiful element to the geometric design of a modern home.


Casement Windows

Yes, casement windows are neutral in style, so they pair perfectly with traditional and modern homes With their excellent energy efficiency benefits and tight seal, they’re a wonderful option for your modern-style home!


Sliding Windows


Sliding windows offer the benefits of picture windows to give an unobstructed view of the outdoors while allowing for airflow. Sliding windows are an excellent choice for homes with beautiful outdoor views or homeowners who want a better view of their garden or patio.



Traditional and Modern Style Replacement Windows from One Stop Home Improvement Shop

Our window frame selection at One Stop Home Improvement Shop is the best in Lynchburg, offering a variety of styles to complement your home’s unique style while offering exceptional energy efficiency. Our MountainView Windows meet and exceed all ENERGY STAR® standards. With a multi-chambered frame design and premium glass packages and glass fills, there are plenty of options. 



No matter your budget or style, we have replacement windows that perfectly fit your home and offer superior protection while eliminating drafts. Our MountainView replacement options are available in various styles, including slider, casement, awning, double-hung, and more to complement your home’s style. Whether you have a colonial, prairie, ranch, craftsman, or modern-style home, let us help you find the perfect windows to brighten your living spaces.


Our window replacement service is easy, starting with a free estimate. We’ll assess your current windows, offer suggestions for window replacement, and give you a detailed estimate based on your needs. Finding the perfect window fit is easy when hiring One Stop Home Improvement Shop.


One Stop Home Improvement Shop can help with all your home improvement needs, whether you need help with an insurance claim or a quote for installing a new roof or gutter system. We’re here to help every step of the way throughout the entire process. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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